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IBA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

212 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 01-06-2011)
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SCZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-09-2014 15:07:07 | More by SCZ
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-09-2014 14:41:44 | More by BoJengs
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Los1324

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2014 23:12:37 | More by Los1324
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civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-05-2014 15:30:10 | More by civicm87
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-01-2014 16:58:14 | More by DrunkinYogi
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gwiedman1

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-25-2014 22:26:47 | More by gwiedman1
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2014 07:48:54 | More by Localdrinklax
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cola brown color capped by a a full inch of foam; nice retention and attractive lacing

Smell: Floral, minty and citrusy, with undertones of pumpernickel

Taste: Pumpernickel and a hint of caramel make up the malt bill, with the minty and citrusy hops building through the middle; nicely balanced through the finish, although it does lean toward the hops in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a very easy drinking ABA, with a very nice flavor profile; could be a bit bigger and would love to see Lakefront brew an imperial version of this beer

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 01:53:06 | More by brentk56
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-13-2014 02:01:36 | More by Kevin79
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Vlaminck

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2014 20:05:25 | More by Vlaminck
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-10-2014 05:36:35 | More by sparx1100
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-30-2013 04:38:07 | More by eawolff99
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-29-2013 01:46:35 | More by djrn2
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-25-2013 23:05:53 | More by DerekQXQX
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12/05/13:

Pours very dark brown to black with a tan, lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus, pine, chocolate and hint of anise.

The taste is of citrus, pine, sweet chocolate, anise and a touch of roasted coffee in the finish. Hoppy and dark malty.

It is full-bodied and very smooth. Carbonation level is just right to help with a creamy texture.

Complex, rich and delicious! I've found that sometimes there's a clash between hop bitterness and roast here - not with this one, though both are present. Great choice of hops and malts here! Very well-done! Great example of the style!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 22:32:48 | More by jwc215
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instinct2

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-22-2013 20:09:03 | More by instinct2
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-19-2013 22:12:38 | More by TubbyDullard
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fatboy91

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-14-2013 18:47:08 | More by fatboy91
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-13-2013 01:07:29 | More by thinwhiteduke
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with an off-white head.
Nose shows roasted malt, caramel and soft pine. The caramel note is lovely.
Similarly malty flavours in terms of more sweet caramel with a little roast later. Some spicy and piny hops but quite light on for and IBA.
Nice moderate carbonation and body.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 04:51:52 | More by CrazyDavros
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-28-2013 11:19:59 | More by fredmugs
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-27-2013 14:40:14 | More by thegerm87
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint
6.5%, 50 IBUs, 16°P, 28°L

A - Though dark brown in color, IBA, when held up to the light, shows ruby mahogany colored highlights through it's clear body. Topped by a long-lasting whipped mocha foam, this lace-covered glass is as scrumptious as they come!

S - Sharp American hops blend big pine aromatics with roasted malt cocoa and chocolate notes for a fresh and appealing black IPA nose!

T - Sweet caramel and toasted bread maltiness offer notes of cocoa, a wonderful compliment to the hoppy citrus fruitiness and lingering pine flavor.

M - This medium-bodied dark beer doesn't drink like it's color suggests. Instead, it stars smooth but finishes with lingering hop bitterness.

O - Spice up your American IPA with a little dark malt for a pine-and-chocolate beer that finishes with just enough bitterness to add bite but not control all the other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 14:26:59 | More by BeerFMAndy
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.9%

10-23-2013 00:33:09 | More by clfrost
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-01-2013 18:47:56 | More by Westuh
IBA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.